Gyms in Melbourne CBD

Today you’re going to gain some deeper insight into the best gyms in Melbourne CBD so you don’t waste time and money researching for hours online, or joining a gym you end up hating.

We’re here to help you find a fitness facility or service in your local area that fits.

– Pat & Dan | Get Gym Fit

MELBOURNE CBD GYMS COMPARISON TABLE

Gym

Price/wk

Sign Up Fee

24/7?

Classes?

Doherty's Gym City

$15.00

$0.00

Yes

No

Virgin Active

$38.50

From $0.00

No

Yes

Move Training Club

$49.00 +

$0.00

No

Yes

Body Fit Training Exhibition Street

$65.00

$0.00

No

Yes

Fitness First

$17.00 +

$99.00

No

Yes

Snap Fitness

$12.95 +

$59.00

Yes

No

F45 Training

~ $65.00

$0.00

No

Yes

OrangeTheory Fitness

~ $54.50

$0.00

No

Yes

* The prices and information shown in this article should be viewed as a general guide only as it can vary depending on location, how long you commit for, promotions and can also change over time. We do our best to ensure our content is up to date, however, you should always confirm prices and membership details before signing up.

Doherty's Gym City

Price: $15.00+ per week

Sign Up Fee: No

No Lock in Contracts: Available

24/7 Access: No

Group Fitness: No

Doherty’s is a world famous, body-building centered gym with several locations around Melbourne. They have a large array of equipment, are always open (and staffed), and offer many different flexible membership options.

Situated underneath Flinder’s Stree Station, Doherty’s has an awesome ‘underground’, grungy vibe and is a great option for intermediate and advanced lifters looking for a community to call home.

Virgin Active

Price: $38.50

Sign Up Fee: No

No Lock in Contracts: Available

24/7 Access: No

Group Fitness: Yes

Virgin Active are an elite health club with two locations in the Melbourne CBD – one on Bourke Street and another on Collins Street. They pride themselves on having state-of-the-art facilities, top-notch group fitness classes and premium amenities.

Virgin Active’s mantra is centered around what they define as the four cornerstone’s of fitness – strength, stability, stamina and soul. If you can afford it and want a well-rounded, well-resourced gym experience, Virgin Active is a great option.

MOVE Training Club

Price: $49.00+ per week

Sign Up Fee: No

No Lock in Contracts: Available

24/7 Access: Yes

Group Fitness: Yes

The Move Training Club is an intimate gym facility offering group fitness and personal training, including HIIT, Strength, Body-Weight, Functional Movement and Boxing Classes. It’s a friendly, motivating and community-centered environment that prioritises each and every member.

If you want a more personal experience, avoid the hustle and bustle of larger gym chains and get more time to speak with trainers, Move is a great option. They are located on La Trobe street in the northern part of the CBD and offer a free 7-day trial.

 

Body Fit Training Exhibition Street

Price: $65.00 per week

Sign Up Fee: $0.00

No Lock in Contracts: Available

24/7 Access: No

Group Fitness: Yes, in abundance

Body Fit Training is the functional strength training sibling of F45, with big class sizes, an electric atmosphere, and a focus on high-quality training with well-chosen exercises and movements.

It’ll cost you $65 per week on a fortnightly membership contract and just a warning, this place is addictive – it’s an environment that leaves you wanting more as it’s easy to build relationships with others and gives you an awesome adrenaline rush.

Fitness First

Price: $17.00 – $24.00* (home club access only)

Sign Up Fee: $99.00*

Contracts: Pre Paid (10 or 25 visit passes) or Lock-In

24/7 Access: Some

Group Fitness: Yes, extensive offerings

There are three Fitness First locations in Melbourne’s CBD – one on Bourke Street, Melbourne Central and another near Flinders Street Station.

Fitness First facilities are always super clean, the staff are very professional, and the gym floor area is always bigger and better than average.

You’ll have access to a wide range of fitness classes including zumba, yoga, pilates, HIIT, boxing, circuit, spin – the list really does go on. There’s also an extensive array of equipment and areas, including free weights, machines, cardio and independent training spaces, meaning you won’t be waiting for your favourite machine for long.

There are various membership levels that give you access to more and more clubs as you go up in price. Fitness First offers a 1-day free pass, redeemable before you consider committing to their membership contracts of 3, 12 or 18 months.

The price of Fitness First can really start to add up for some people, however, committing to longer contracts can help bring this down.

We have also seen a few issues with members struggling to cancel their memberships and have had bad experiences with customer service. Oftentimes, this is because they haven’t read their contract correctly.

Snap Fitness MELBOURNE CBD (Bourke/Queen Street)

Price: $12.95+ per week

Sign Up Fee: $59.00

Contracts: Pay as you go OR

3, 6 & 12 month contracts

24/7 Access: Yes

Group Fitness: Limited

Snap Fitness is a basic, inexpensive, 24/7 gym chain with hundreds of locations across the world. If you’re wanting a simple membership with the fundamentals, Snap is a great option.

All members get access to a host of online classes that they can watch and do when at the facility or at home. They also have heart rate monitors available for members to use to keep track of their workout intensity as they go.

Starting at $12.95 per week, Snap is perhaps the cheapest gym chain membership we’ve come across.

At the end of the day, you get what you pay for. The facilities and equipment at Snap are pretty basic and aren’t very extensive. 

You may find yourself a little cramped and the facilities are often quite crowded during peak times.

F45 Training CBD MELBOURNE CBD

*The photos above are for illustrative purpose only and are not actually photos of the CBD locations.

Price: $65.00 per week

Sign Up Fee: No

No Lock in Contracts: Available

24/7 Access: No

Group Fitness: Yes

There are 5 different F45 Training locations in Melbourne’s CBD – Chinatown, Exhibition, CBD North East, Flinders Lane and Little Collins.

F45 training is a high energy, community & comradery focused, 45-minute blast. It’ll have your muscles burning, lungs blowing and adrenaline flowing. The exercises are simple and easy to learn, the class sizes are large and the training is strength-endurance and HIIT based.

For around $65 a week, it’s certainly on the more expensive side, however, if you’re invested and attend regularly, the health and social benefits are priceless. It’s a community that keeps you coming back for more.

OrangeTheory Fitness MELBOURNE CBD

Price: $54.50 per week

Sign Up Fee: $0.00

Contracts: Month to Month

24/7 Access: No

Group Fitness: Yes

OrangeTheory is located near the corner of Collins & Williams street.

OrangeTheory Fitness is a rapidly growing gym chain started in USA and now making its mark here in Australia. OrangeTheory claims to guarantee maximum results from the inside out through a total-body group workout that combines science, coaching and technology. 

Each workout is strategically designed to ‘supercharge’ your metabolism in order to burn the most amount of calories possible not only during the workout but also in the following hours and days afterwards. Each workout is based around heart rate zones – you’ll aim to keep your heart rate in the ‘orange’ zone’ for 12-20 minutes each workout – hence the term ‘OrangeTheory’.

Each workout consists of a combination of rowing, cardio and strength exercises to achieve this. Want to see what it’s all about? OrangeTheory offer a free pass for you to get a taste of what it’s like.

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